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“The long-term progress and success of many of our client communities is especially rewarding, and a testament to what can be achieved when you properly align sound strategies, committed leaders, and essential financial resources.”
NCDS President & CEO
National Community Development Services (NCDS) is America's leader in campaign fundraising for chambers of commerce and economic development organizations.
NCDS secures the financial resources that allow community and economic development organizations to fulfill their missions, increase their impact and value, and make their communities better places to live, work, and start or grow businesses. Our fundraising campaigns succeed because we do far more than simply ask constituents for financial support.
Founded in 1977 by Howard Benson, NCDS pioneered the multi-year strategic initiative approach that remains the industry standard for increasing organizational relevance, capacity, and economic impact. We've raised over $1.8 billion in communities of all sizes, from a few thousand people to several million.
"The WDC's successful $3.5 million capital campaign under the leadership of NCDS marks the beginning of a new stage of advancement for our organization. The team effort - from developing our economic development blueprint to the GROW Watertown 5-Year Strategic Plan - laid the groundwork. And now area business leaders have shown their confidence by rallying behind the WDC so it can help implement our 5-year strategic plan for growth. The WDC is already having a meaningful impact on business development efforts in our area as companies are no longer viewing their contributions as a donation, but an opportunity to be part of building a stronger and growing community."
Executive Director Watertown Development Company
Investors or Members? Expectations Make the Difference
Every day, NCDS works with Chambers of Commerce, EDOs, and other non-profit organizations that relentlessly support and promote their business community. Ironically, these organizations often struggle to get enough funding to do what their communities need them to do.